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Posted on 02/03/2014 6:41:14 PM PST by massmike
Police arrested dozens of gay rights activists Monday after a protest that blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate chambers for more than two hours.
Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, the Idaho Legislature's first openly gay lawmaker and an organizer of the protest, was among those arrested. Ahead of the demonstration, she had said the group would block the entrances until lawmakers agreed to take up a bill adding anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people or until protesters were removed by authorities.
The arrests Monday began after Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill attempted to enter the chamber about 11 a.m. but was blocked. About a half hour earlier, organizers had sent notice to media outlets saying arrests were imminent.
The demonstrators wore black-and-white "Add the Words Idaho" T-shirts and covered their mouths with their hands, a symbolic gesture intended to call attention to a bill that would add four words sexual orientation and gender identity to Idaho law banning discrimination in employment, housing and business services.
The issue of gay rights has become prominent in Idaho.
In a pending federal case, four couples have sued to overturn Idaho's 8-year-old ban on gay marriage.
A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill last month to forbid the state from revoking professional licenses of those who refuse service or employment on religious grounds, triggering opposition from gay rights' supporters and civil liberties groups.
And last year, tax commissioners barred same-sex couples legally married in other states from filing joint Idaho income tax returns.
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My labor is my own. I will decide for whom I will and won’t work.
My property is my own. I will decide whom to admit and whom to turn away.
And I had a short day today too. I would’ve gone to Boise, and kicked back with some Chick Fil A and watched the show if I knew these people were in town.
Don’t let ‘em out anytime soon.
Well Idaho, you voted “her” in...now live with it. When will this stupid country learn??
“FORMER state Sen. Nicole LeFavour”...
She was a “former” lawmaker meaning this freak is not a lawmaker anymore. At least you are not here in L.A. where every effing; intersection has a vomit AIDS test billboard.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
I hope they distribute them among the other jail “inductees” equally.
We can’t ever have enough diversity, ya know...
Really? First I'd heard. What actually happened is that the "activist" involved got tossed out on her sorry butt. Welcome to the real world, my dear.
It is only “prominent” when leftists care. One million people could march in Boise for Life, and it won’t be a prominent issue
Voted in and voted out. She came out, and was voted out.
Here in Idaho we have a few liberal state districts...but not many. North Boise, over by Sun Valley, etc.
Idaho is one of the most solidly red/conservative states in the Union and the queers are trying to target us because if it.
Today they found out what happens when they break the law.
Faggies......they’re like crabgrass.
Why can’t they leave the rest of us the f*** alone?
Perverts once again have a problem with domestic tranquility.
“The issue of gay rights has become prominent in Idaho.”
Absolute and total bullshiite! Sorry homos, you are STILL a pariah in Idaho and we aim to keep it that way. Want some advice? Move to Seattle or Portland where you will find more of your own degenerate kind.
This should be their chant...”This is what mob rule looks like!”
LMAO...it’s Keith Olbermann!!!
I notice she’s standing OUTSIDE the capitol building. Ex-lawmaker, indeed.
Those doors should have been blocked for no more than 15 minutes, and that's if the police were 10 minutes away.
What’s your point?
You probably won’t answer my previous question, so I will address yours- my point is that police state actions against civil discourse is unconstitutional. Yes, Our Country is being undone, by wrong minded folks. We still need to hold the line, and stand Our Ground.
Their actions ceased to be civil when they blocked the entrances of the Senate chamber. At that point they became rioters and a threat to others.
“Today they found out what happens when they break the law.”
Yes, I knew she was out but one time in. There was the lesson learned and I must say, nice job Idaho. There are many groups in our country that do nothing but create trouble for the majority of Americans, are always part of the problem, and never part of the solutions. They are almost always DemocRats — as we know.